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  1. Your friend, Jaime, is facing a deadline and needs your help. His English teacher told his class to read a book called The Crimson A. It has 242 pages, and Jaime has 24 days before he needs to be finished. He needs to figure out the minimum number of pages he needs to read each night to finish the book in time. Homework Help ✎

    1. Write an inequality for Jaime’s situation. Remember to define your variable.

    2. Solve the inequality that your wrote in part (a). Tell Jaime how many pages he needs to read each day and graph the solution on a number line.

Your unknown is the number of pages that Jamie must read.

24x > 242

Solve the inequality as you would an equation.

24x = 242 (Solve for x)

x = 10.0833

Place an open circle at the solution to the equation (on the number line).
Test a number on each side to determine the direction of the arrow.

Graph the inequality on a number line.

The minimum number of pages Jaime must read each day is 11.